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2018 Diaries

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Answers to November Crossword

Across
9. fireworks 10. arena 11. rockets 12. treason 13. pills 14. gunpowder 16. tresses 18. penguin 20. betraying 22. sissy 23. non-skid 25. bonfire 27. eagle 28. Guy Fawkes
Down
1. afar 2. prickliest 3. sweets 4. presages 5. a sit-in 6. came down 7. pets 8. tanner 13. pat 17. sparkler 18. page boys
19. nay 20. banger 21. indigo 22. Sunday 24. nigh 26. east

Visit of Cirencester U3A Ramblers

Following our annual walking break last September to Fairford in the Cotswolds when Cirencester U3A walking group led our walks, we were able to reciprocate when they made a return visit in early September this year.

The walks we had planned all started and finished at places of interest – Chartwell, Penshurst, and Ightham Mote. In addition to having time to visit these houses the group was able to enjoy the picturesque hamlet of French Street, Westerham, Penshurst Park, a river walk, Igtham Mote and the Fairlawn Estate.

Their base for the duration of the holiday was the Rose and Crown in Tonbridge where the walk leaders joined the Cirencester group for Dinner one evening.
They were led by Pembury walking group leaders and the walks were open to any other members of the Pembury groups who wished to come along.

Pauline Hawker organised the exchange and as we have come to expect, “everything ran like clockwork”.
Richard Aylen

Solutions to the July newsletter crossword

Across

1. faux pas   5. beheads   9. overact   10. tadpole   11. sceptic   13. elector   14. bees   15. six-footers   18. diplomatic   20. plea   22. thermal   23. saffron   26. account   27. swallow   28. sadness   29. nitwits

Down

1. frogs  2. ukelele (alternative spelling)  3. plant   5. butterflies   6. hedgehog   7. apostle   8. spear   12. china plates   16 & 14. seabed   17. dormouse   19. pierced    21. Lorelei   22. toads   25. newts   27 & 4. sunset (apologies: the clue for this was cut off in some versions)

Prize Crossword Solutions

Across

6. TENDENCY  8. DECADE  11. EATEN  12. ONION SOUP  13. P.R. DISASTER  14. CAIN  15. ENTENTE CORDIALE  18. FINE  19. SCHOLASTIC  22. HALF A YEAR  23. LENTO  24. DOLMEN  25. ADD TEN ON

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  1. ATTEMPTED FRAUD  2. UNITED  3. TENNYSON  4. TERNS  5. PANORAMA  7. CROSS-BENCHER  9.  EXPENSE ACCOUNT  10. TIME-HONOURED  16. TENTACLE  17. DRAW LOTS  20. TENANT  21. OFTEN